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Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Attorney-General's Department; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Disability Legislation Australia 31 December 1992 Legislation/regulation discrimination, human rights

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Contents
Part 1—Preliminary 1
1 Short title [see Note 1] ....................................................................... 1
2 Commencement [see Note 1]............................................................. 1
3 Objects ............................................................................................... 1
4 Interpretation ..................................................................................... 2
5 Direct disability discrimination ......................................................... 8
6 Indirect disability discrimination ....................................................... 9
7 Discrimination in relation to associates ............................................. 9
8 Discrimination in relation to carers, assistants, assistance animals and disability aids ............................................................... 10
9 Carer, assistant, assistance animal and disability aid definitions ........................................................................................ 11
10 Act done because of disability and for other reason ........................ 12
11 Unjustifiable hardship ..................................................................... 12
12 Application of Act ........................................................................... 13
12A Application of the Criminal Code ................................................... 15
13 Operation of State and Territory laws .............................................. 15
14 Extent to which Act binds the Crown .............................................. 16
Part 2—Prohibition of disability discrimination 17
Division 1—Discrimination in work 17
15 Discrimination in employment ........................................................ 17
16 Discrimination against commission agents ...................................... 17
17 Discrimination against contract workers ......................................... 18
18 Partnerships ..................................................................................... 18
19 Qualifying bodies ............................................................................ 19
20 Registered organisations under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 .................................................................. 19
21 Employment agencies ...................................................................... 20
21A Exception—inherent requirements .................................................. 20
21B Exception—unjustifiable hardship .................................................. 22
Division 2—Discrimination in other areas 23
22 Education ......................................................................................... 23
23 Access to premises .......................................................................... 23
24 Goods, services and facilities .......................................................... 24
25 Accommodation .............................................................................. 24
26 Land ................................................................................................. 26
27 Clubs and incorporated associations ................................................ 26
28 Sport ................................................................................................ 27
29 Administration of Commonwealth laws and programs ................... 27
29A Unjustifiable hardship ..................................................................... 28
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30 Requests for information ................................................................. 28
Division 2A—Disability standards 30
31 Disability standards ......................................................................... 30
32 Unlawful to contravene disability standards .................................... 30
33 Division 5 generally not to apply to disability standards ................. 31
34 This Part not to apply if person acts in accordance with disability standards .......................................................................... 31
Division 3—Discrimination involving harassment 32
35 Harassment in employment ............................................................. 32
37 Harassment in education .................................................................. 33
39 Harassment in relation to the provision of goods and services ........ 33
Division 4—Offences 34
41 Unlawful act not offence unless expressly so provided ................... 34
42 Victimisation ................................................................................... 34
43 Offence to incite doing of unlawful acts or offences ....................... 35
44 Advertisements ................................................................................ 35
Division 5—Exemptions 36
45 Special measures ............................................................................. 36
46 Superannuation and insurance ......................................................... 37
47 Acts done under statutory authority ................................................. 38
48 Infectious diseases ........................................................................... 39
49 Exemption for charities ................................................................... 39
51 Pensions and allowances ................................................................. 40
52 Migration ......................................................................................... 40
53 Combat duties and peacekeeping services ....................................... 40
54 Peacekeeping services by the AFP .................................................. 41
54A Assistance animals........................................................................... 42
55 Commission may grant exemptions ................................................. 43
56 Review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal................................... 44
57 Notice of decisions to be published ................................................. 44
58 Effect of exemptions ........................................................................ 44
Part 3—Action plans 45
59 Scope ............................................................................................... 45
60 Action plans ..................................................................................... 45
61 Provisions of action plans ................................................................ 45
62 Action plans may have other provisions .......................................... 45
63 Amendment of action plans ............................................................. 46
64 Action plans may be given to Commission ..................................... 46
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Part 4—Functions of the Australian Human Rights Commission 47
Division 1—Preliminary 47
67 Functions of the Commission .......................................................... 47
Part 5—Other offences 49
107 Failure to provide actuarial data or statistical data........................... 49
Part 6—Disability Discrimination Commissioner 50
113 Disability Discrimination Commissioner ........................................ 50
114 Terms and conditions of appointment ............................................. 50
115 Remuneration of Commissioner ...................................................... 50
116 Leave of absence ............................................................................. 50
117 Outside employment ........................................................................ 51
118 Resignation ...................................................................................... 51
119 Termination of appointment ............................................................ 51
120 Acting Commissioner ...................................................................... 51
Part 7—Miscellaneous 53
121 Delegation ....................................................................................... 53
122 Liability of persons involved in unlawful acts ................................. 53
123 Conduct by directors, servants and agents ....................................... 53
124 Commonwealth taken to be employer ............................................. 55
125 Unlawful act not basis of civil action unless expressly so provided ........................................................................................... 55
126 Protection from civil actions ............................................................ 55
127 Non-disclosure of private information ............................................. 56
128 Information stored otherwise than in written form .......................... 58
129 Commissioner to give information .................................................. 58
131 Courts to ensure just terms .............................................................. 58
132 Regulations ...................................................................................... 58
Notes 61

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